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  • Christmas Tree.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Start here. See all those References and Further reading entries at the bottom? Explore those liberally as well. You have a lot of catching up to do.
    Let's start here:

    "seeking to minimize social and institutional offense". What does it mean to "minimize"? Give me an example.
    Last edited by Dooble; 12-10-12 at 10:13 PM.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Oh, I'm all in favor of his right to create a thread and whine like a little baby about whatever he wants.
    Well don't just sit there and cyber flap your gums at me, tell him yourself.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Let's start here:

    "seeking to minimize social and institutional offense". What does it mean to "minimize"? Give me an example.
    It means that it is minimized to the extent that he and those who agree with him are not offended, and everyone else--particularly those whose cultural tradition is being distorted for no good reason--be damned.
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Let's start here: "seeking to minimize social and institutional offense". What does it mean to "minimize"? Give me an example.
    You haven't made much progress. Can't say that I'm surprised though, seeing as trivial words are tripping you up...

    MINIMIZE

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Well don't just sit there and cyber flap your gums at me, tell him yourself.
    He's a big boy. I'll bet he's already read it for himself.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    It means that it is minimized to the extent that he and those who agree with him are not offended, and everyone else--particularly those whose cultural tradition is being distorted for no good reason--be damned.
    You mean people with a deep-seated need to keep calling others insulting names and slurs in order to convince themselves that there really is somebody out there that they are superior to.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    You mean people with a deep-seated need to keep calling others insulting names and slurs in order to convince themselves that there really is somebody out there that they are superior to.
    No, I mean being sick and tired of people with a deep-seated need to believe they are some sort of an authority on what is "politically correct" (whatever that even means).

    Here's a simple way to arrive at "political correctness": Either respect other people's cultural traditions or have the decency to bugger off.
    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Until I start using a pine-type tree with ornaments and lights on it to celebrate other holidays, I will continue to refer to my tree as a Christmas tree.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    neat

    We've reached page 36 and started the obligatory semantic debates.

    Wonderful progress folks.


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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    No, I mean being sick and tired of people with a deep-seated need to believe they are some sort of an authority on what is "politically correct" (whatever that even means).
    Words and terms function because they have what are supposed to be at least generally accepted meanings. If people say that a four-legged creature that says "Meow" is a dog, they are likely on the wrong page and would need and benefit from some assistance and encouragement in updating their understandings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Here's a simple way to arrive at "political correctness": Either respect other people's cultural traditions or have the decency to bugger off.
    As any number of examples might go to illustrate, merely calling something a "cultural tradition" is not at all sufficient to bring protection, respect, or even tolerance for it.

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